From Robert Parry:
We received a $10,000 grant after I expressed confidence that Consortiumnews.com readers could equal that amount with small donations. Though the grant isn’t technically a “matching” grant, it would be great if we could show this donor that our readers care enough about independent journalism to match the $10,000.
So, please contribute what you can. Here are four easy ways you can help us meet this $10,000 challenge:
First option: You can make a donation by credit card at the Web site or by check to Consortium for Independent Journalism (CIJ); 2200 Wilson Blvd.; Suite 102-231; Arlington VA 22201. Or you can use PayPal (our account is named after our e-mail address "firstname.lastname@example.org").
(Our parent organization, Consortium for Independent Journalism, is a 501-c-3 non-profit, so your contributions can be tax-deductible.)
For donations of $50 or more, we are also offering, as thank-you gifts, DVDs not available anywhere else.
For donations of $50 or more, you can select either a DVD of Robert Parry’s FRONTLINE documentary, “The Election Held Hostage,” or a two-DVD set of the closed-door congressional debriefing of Israeli intelligence officer Ari Ben-Menashe (never before seen publicly).
The DVDs date back two decades, to 1991 when there was a brief opportunity to pry loose important secrets about the Reagan-Bush era. Just e-mail us your choice at email@example.com. For a donation of $100 or more, you can get both gifts. (For more on the historical significance of these DVDs, see "A Two-Decade Detour into Empire.")
Second: if you'd rather spread out your support in smaller amounts, you can sign up for a monthly donation. With contributions of $10 or more a month, you can qualify for war correspondent Don North's DVD, "Yesterday's Enemies" about the lives of former Salvadoran guerrillas. For details, click here.
(If you sign up for a monthly donation and want to get Don's DVD, remember to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer, we can substitute Robert Parry’s “The Election Held Hostage,” also on DVD. Just ask.)
Third option: you can take advantage of our deep discount for the two-book set of Robert Parry's Secrecy & Privilege and Neck Deep (co-authored with Sam and Nat Parry). The sale price for the set is only $19, postage included. For details, click here.
Fourth: you can help us close out our warehouse space by buying full boxes of Secrecy & Privilege or Neck Deep for only $59. Each carton contains 28 paperbacks, or you can ask that we give you a mix of half and half, 14 of each. Then, you can give them away as gifts or resell them for your own fundraiser.
For details, click here and scroll down to the $59 offer. (By closing out our warehouse space, we can save nearly $200 a month.)
This $10,000 “challenge” will continue for one week. So, please donate what you can now.
As always, thanks for your support.
Robert Parry, EditorRobert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the Internet's first investigative magazine. He saw it as a way to combine modern technology and old-fashioned journalism to counter the increasing triviality of the mainstream U.S. news media.